As temperatures soar in mid-summer, you can have problems with pests, like insects that attack your plants, or deer that demolish them. Sometimes, drought conditions lead to problems of excessive heat and too little water. Get tips for summer survival for your vegetable and herb gardens.
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Problems in the garden may start with a nibble on a leaf, or a bite out of your prized tomatoes. Before long you wonder what kind of pest is in your garden and how you should handle it. Learn more about mindful pest management from the author of “Humane Critter Control: The Guide to Natural, Nontoxic Pest Solutions to Protect Your Yard and Garden.”
Herbs are, by and large, easy to grow and unbothered by pests and diseases. Still, they have so many uses, it’s difficult to not feel a little guilty that you’re not using your herb garden to its full potential. Learn how to get the most out of your herb garden every day.
Red, ripe homegrown tomatoes are the crown jewel in many a vegetable garden. Let this be the year that you can say the same, with luscious fruit grown in your backyard garden, patio or balcony. Follow our 10-step plan for the best tomatoes ever.
Take your garden to a higher level when you install raised garden beds. You will increase vegetable production, and save your back in the process.
It’s critical to remove weeds and their seeds from your lawn this week before they drop to the ground, take root, and set the stage for years of weed woes. The best way to do this is with a pre-emergent weed killer.
Gardeners grow just about anything in raised garden beds: vegetables and herbs, both annual and perennial flowers, even shrubs and trees, but this style of gardening is most popular for edibles. Learn about soils for raised garden beds.
Grow healthy and tasty berries in your backyard garden this year. Strawberries, blueberries, blackberries and raspberries are easy to grow.
This year, add hardscape projects in your garden to improve foot traffic and water flow and hide unsightly elements. Look for inspirational guides from The Home Depot.
Repot your houseplants and give them space to grow. When you give your indoor houseplants a bigger home, they live longer.
Early in the season, take a weekend and clean your patio or deck to prepare for spring entertaining. Refresh what you have and plan for the warm days and nights ahead.